About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
- 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
- Dietary Considerations: meat dish (chicken)
- all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
- 370 calories
- 50 g protein
- Meal Net Weight: 3.9 oz | 112 g
- Meal Includes: chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
- Required: boiling water
- Recommended: long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy™
broth concentrate and natural desiccant.
broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch and seal.
for 10 minutes.
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!
Ingredients & Nutrition
Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives
CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat
PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.
This one got rave reviews from our taste testers — one guy said, “Tastes like real food!” I can personally say it’s one of the best prepackaged trail meals I’ve tried. With roasted chicken and dumplings in a thick, savory gravy, it reminded me of something Grandma might make.
— BSA Boys' Life Magazine, October 2015
Craving comfort food on a chilly evening? Dig into this prep-in-the-bag meal, loaded with melt-in-your-mouth dumplings and crunchy cornbread croutons. The broth blends smoky mushrooms with sweet carrots and peas, and it's chockablock with bits of tender chicken.
— Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2011
frequently asked questions
We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking™" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy™. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag™ preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy™ folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.
I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.
My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!
Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.
Solid meal. Tasty and filling. Sadly, in an inexplicable move, they have dropped the protein by about 15 grams and increased the sodium. What?? Still pretty good though.
A great meal! Very filling and delicious. I did use less water than it calls for and it was perfect. I will definitely get this again.
I'm not usually a big fan of other people's chicken and dumplings, but after trying my husband's I will be ordering my own for our next trip. Sharing isn't acceptable when it's that good!
Super food for a backpacking meal! Very hearty and lots of flavor. Chicken tasted like real chicken and hydrated well. My wife and I shared this with some Rustic Skillet Bread. Great meal! Will buy more.
Always one of my favorites! Flavorful and filling. Easy to prepare and well worth the short wait for steeping.
Wonderful meal, will be ordering many more shortly, grate taste, good price, ships fast and is very easy to track. And a persinal favorite for me about this meal is if you make it in a pot, the pot is easy to clean after,
just add water